School safety continues to weigh on the minds of parents and teachers especially after a gunman enters an Atlanta school this week, but the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System reassures parents they are taking all the necessary precautions.
"I just wish that every kid could come to school and not have to worry about getting hurt," said parent Artisha McCormick.
McCormick is one of many parents frustrated that she actually has to worry about her son going to school. She can't even imagine what other parents have gone through who have children who have been in danger.
"It's terrible when you're a parent, I mean we sympathize with the parents but we just have to hope it doesn't come to any of our schools," McCormick said.
Spencer Elementary School said they are prepared.
"When I went to Spencer, it was all about the academics. Right now as principal, safety is No. 1," said Spencer Elementary School Principal Andrea Williams.
Williams said all doors remain locked and a new video intercom system was just installed this summer.
"We can see all around the area, all the way to the parking lot area to determine if we let a parent or a visitor in," Williams said.
The district has installed this new safety technology in most of their schools and throughout the school year, they will train students and teachers on how to respond in the event of an emergency.
"Of course you can never fully prepare for any given situation," said Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools spokesmanKurt Hetager. "But any of those training opportunities can contribute to someone acting in the right way and doing the right thing that keeps that security level high."
The district installed the video intercom system in the elementary and K-8 schools over the summer and is now working to get them installed in all their schools.
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